ACC Writers Studio Presents Poet Angie Estes


Arapahoe Community College Writers Studio and Student Affairs presents a Thursday Night Workshop and Reading
on September 15 with Angie Estes, the 2010 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for her book, Tryst (Oberlin College Press, 2009).

Those interested in a high-level, small group poetry workshop and personal feedback from Angie will have the opportunity to submit two poems to Angie prior to the workshop for discussion. The two-hour workshop (capped at 10) begins at 5:00 p.m. Cost: $50, includes light supper. RSVP by contacting Dr. Kathryn Winograd at 303 797 5815 or by Friday September 10 midnight to make arrangement for payment and submission of poems for the workshop.

The Public Reading begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Half Moon on the Main ACC campus. A question and answer session follows. The reading is free and open to the public
About the Poet: Angie Estes is the author of four books, most recently Tryst (Oberlin College Press, 2009), which was selected as one of two finalists for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize. Her previous book, Chez
Nous, also from Oberlin, appeared in 2005. Her second book,
Voice-Over (Oberlin College Press, 2002), won the 2001 FIELD Poetry Prize and was also awarded the 2001 Alice Fay di Castagnola Prize from the Poetry Society of America. Her first book, The Uses of Passion (1995), was the winner of the Peregrine Smith Poetry Prize.
The recipient of many awards, including a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize and the Cecil Hemley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, Estes has received fellowships, grants, and residencies from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the American Academy in Rome, the California Arts Council, the MacDowell Colony, and the Ohio Arts Council. She is Professor of English in the MFA and Ph.D. Creative Writing Program at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, and is on the Faculty of Ashland University’s low residency MFA program.

The Pulitzer Prize selection committee says of Estes’ book: “[Tryst is] a collection of poems remarkable for its variety of subjects, array of genres and nimble use of language.” Stephen Burt, in The New York Times Book Review, writes that Tryst is “indelibly American”: “Gleeful and gorgeous, Estes’s fast-paced free verse, rich with internal rhyme, takes rightful pride in the beauties it flaunts and explains.”


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